The conflict between the EU and Microsoft

Posted on Monday, May 01 2006 @ 16:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
IHT has a nice wrapup on the conflict between Microsoft and the EU:
Carlo Piana is part of a motley brigade of software activists and lawyers who have forced even the most dapper Microsoft executives to loosen a button or two in court here this past week.

It was only two years ago that Piana, a lawyer from Milan with a dark scraggly beard and a passion for technology, woke up to news that the European Union had slapped Microsoft with a record fine of €497 million, or $627.5 million at current exchange rates, for abusing its dominant position in the software market by designing and marketing software in ways that exclude rivals from the market..
You can check it out over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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